Have Your Say Willoughby

Willoughby City Council invites you to give feedback on a wide range of community issues, policies and service delivery areas.

You are invited to Have Your Say!

You can do this by registering. Its quick and easy - just sign up at the right hand corner of this page and contribute anonymously through your own username. Registration is required to participate and post your comments on the online discussion forums. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally as well as by Council officers who are available to provide feedback to any questions you may have. 

Willoughby City Council invites you to give feedback on a wide range of community issues, policies and service delivery areas.

You are invited to Have Your Say!

You can do this by registering. Its quick and easy - just sign up at the right hand corner of this page and contribute anonymously through your own username. Registration is required to participate and post your comments on the online discussion forums. Your privacy is protected and the discussion forums are moderated externally as well as by Council officers who are available to provide feedback to any questions you may have. 

  • Lowanna Park

    about 1 month ago
    Lowanna park   draft playground plan

    Willoughby Council is again seeking your feedback before Monday 6 November 2017 for the next stage of the works proposed for the playground at Lowanna Park, Chatswood.

    Stage 1 involved community consultation around the installation of a playground fence and gaining an understanding of what the local community would like to see in regards to playground improvements for the site. The fencing works to separate the playground and BBQ facilities from the off leash dog activities were completed in 2016.

    Stage 2 involves furthering the upgrade of the playground. Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has now produced a... Continue reading

    Willoughby Council is again seeking your feedback before Monday 6 November 2017 for the next stage of the works proposed for the playground at Lowanna Park, Chatswood.

    Stage 1 involved community consultation around the installation of a playground fence and gaining an understanding of what the local community would like to see in regards to playground improvements for the site. The fencing works to separate the playground and BBQ facilities from the off leash dog activities were completed in 2016.

    Stage 2 involves furthering the upgrade of the playground. Based on community feedback, Willoughby City Council has now produced a Draft Playground Improvements Plan for the upgrade works which are scheduled for early 2018.

    We welcome your feedback on the Draft Plan and invite you to comment by the 6th November 2017.

    For further information, please contact Council’s Open Space Projects Officer, Holly Cowdery on 9777 7837 or email Holly.Cowdery@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au


  • Live Well in Willoughby - Activity Promotion Evaluation 2017

    about 2 months ago
    Live well in willoughby july dec 2017

    Willoughby City Council wants to hear you thoughts by November 4 2017 about the promotional material developed to promote the Live Well in Willoughby events:

    This information will be used to help Council determine the demand for printed promotional material for the Live Well in Willoughby events in balance with environmental considerations.

    Your feedback will also help us understand the most effective channels of communication, the printed promotional booklet level of readership and how user-friendly readers find the format presentation is user friendly.

    Willoughby City Council wants to hear you thoughts by November 4 2017 about the promotional material developed to promote the Live Well in Willoughby events:

    This information will be used to help Council determine the demand for printed promotional material for the Live Well in Willoughby events in balance with environmental considerations.

    Your feedback will also help us understand the most effective channels of communication, the printed promotional booklet level of readership and how user-friendly readers find the format presentation is user friendly.

  • Development Application lodged for change of purpose - Northbridge Bowling Club building

    about 2 months ago

    In late 2015 Council undertook consultation and the community provided feedback on the future uses of the Northbridge Bowling Club site.

    Following a resolution of Council, a Development Application has recently been lodged for the change of use for the former Northbridge Bowling Club building. This includes a café on the ground floor and adjacent outdoor space and general community use on the first floor.

    We will keep the community informed of the next stages of this project which will be dependent on the outcome of the DA.

    The DA-2017/361 can be reviewed on Council’s website www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au under Development –... Continue reading

    In late 2015 Council undertook consultation and the community provided feedback on the future uses of the Northbridge Bowling Club site.

    Following a resolution of Council, a Development Application has recently been lodged for the change of use for the former Northbridge Bowling Club building. This includes a café on the ground floor and adjacent outdoor space and general community use on the first floor.

    We will keep the community informed of the next stages of this project which will be dependent on the outcome of the DA.

    The DA-2017/361 can be reviewed on Council’s website www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au under Development – Application Tracking. Submissions close Tuesday 24 October 2017.


  • Fit for the Future

    over 2 years ago
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    What is Local Government Reform?

    In 2013, the Independent Local Government Review Panel was established with the aim of ensuring an effective framework for the provision of services and infrastructure to local communities in NSW. The Panel acknowledged that local government works the closest with communities and highlighted how this can be an important factor in achieving local, state and national goals and objectives. The panel stated that a move to larger organisations, with greater ability to generate increased resources, work at scale and implement more effective ways of operating, would see communities benefit from better infrastructure and services and a stronger link between local and other tiers of government.

    What does Fit for the Future mean?

    Fit for the Future is the NSW Government’s response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s report Revitalising Local Government. In the report there are recommendations concerning the amalgamation of councils in metropolitan Sydney, including the recommendation that Willoughby City Council amalgamate with neighbouring councils Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman, Hunter’s Hill and part of Ryde.

    The State Government’s Fit for the Future criteria are:
    • scale and capacity
    • financial sustainability
    • efficiency
    • infrastructure and services

    Incentives have been offered by the State Government as part of the proposal and include $10.5 million for each newly merged council (of two or more councils) with a population of at least 250,000 residents and an additional $3 million for each additional 50,000 population above that threshold.


    What does this mean for Willoughby?

    Willoughby Council, like all other councils in NSW, has been requested to prepare a submission by 30 June 2015 under the Fit for the Future proposal. The submission must demonstrate how Council plans to meet the Fit for the Future criteria and continue to be effective and sustainable in the future.


    Where does Willoughby stand?

    In March 2015, Willoughby Council passed a resolution relating to its position on council amalgamations. In short, Council decided to commence community consultation on four scenarios, which are outlined in this brochure. Along with extensive community consultation, Council will also undertake a number of studies and research projects to assist in preparing a comprehensive submission to the NSW Government to ensure that Willoughby’s communities are in the best position going forward.
    The four scenarios being considered are:
    1) Willoughby only
    2) Willoughby and North Sydney merger
    3) Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove merger
    4) Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hunter’s Hill, Mosman and part Ryde (eastern two thirds) merger

    Looking for more information?

    The information pack provides detailed information on the current situation of Council and forecasts on four possible scenarios which Council has released for consultation. Table 5 in the Information Pack provides more detailed information for Willoughby and
    the five other councils in the State Government’s proposed merger scenario. Key references are also provided on Page 10 of the Information Pack and in the 'Important Links' section of this site.

    What is Local Government Reform?

    In 2013, the Independent Local Government Review Panel was established with the aim of ensuring an effective framework for the provision of services and infrastructure to local communities in NSW. The Panel acknowledged that local government works the closest with communities and highlighted how this can be an important factor in achieving local, state and national goals and objectives. The panel stated that a move to larger organisations, with greater ability to generate increased resources, work at scale and implement more effective ways of operating, would see communities benefit from better infrastructure and services and a stronger link between local and other tiers of government.

    What does Fit for the Future mean?

    Fit for the Future is the NSW Government’s response to the Independent Local Government Review Panel’s report Revitalising Local Government. In the report there are recommendations concerning the amalgamation of councils in metropolitan Sydney, including the recommendation that Willoughby City Council amalgamate with neighbouring councils Lane Cove, North Sydney, Mosman, Hunter’s Hill and part of Ryde.

    The State Government’s Fit for the Future criteria are:
    • scale and capacity
    • financial sustainability
    • efficiency
    • infrastructure and services

    Incentives have been offered by the State Government as part of the proposal and include $10.5 million for each newly merged council (of two or more councils) with a population of at least 250,000 residents and an additional $3 million for each additional 50,000 population above that threshold.


    What does this mean for Willoughby?

    Willoughby Council, like all other councils in NSW, has been requested to prepare a submission by 30 June 2015 under the Fit for the Future proposal. The submission must demonstrate how Council plans to meet the Fit for the Future criteria and continue to be effective and sustainable in the future.


    Where does Willoughby stand?

    In March 2015, Willoughby Council passed a resolution relating to its position on council amalgamations. In short, Council decided to commence community consultation on four scenarios, which are outlined in this brochure. Along with extensive community consultation, Council will also undertake a number of studies and research projects to assist in preparing a comprehensive submission to the NSW Government to ensure that Willoughby’s communities are in the best position going forward.
    The four scenarios being considered are:
    1) Willoughby only
    2) Willoughby and North Sydney merger
    3) Willoughby, North Sydney and Lane Cove merger
    4) Willoughby, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hunter’s Hill, Mosman and part Ryde (eastern two thirds) merger

    Looking for more information?

    The information pack provides detailed information on the current situation of Council and forecasts on four possible scenarios which Council has released for consultation. Table 5 in the Information Pack provides more detailed information for Willoughby and
    the five other councils in the State Government’s proposed merger scenario. Key references are also provided on Page 10 of the Information Pack and in the 'Important Links' section of this site.